long jump

noun Track and Field.
1.
a jump for distance from a running start.
2.
a field event featuring competition in the long jump.
Also called broad jump, running broad jump.


Origin:
1880–85

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long-jump

[lawng-juhmp, long-]
verb (used without object)
Track and Field. to execute a long jump.
Also, broad-jump.
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long jump
 
n
Former Austral, US, and Canadian equivalent: broad jump an athletic contest in which competitors try to cover the farthest distance possible with a running jump from a fixed board or mark
 
long jumping
 
n

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Example sentences
After her boyfriend taught her the long jump, she earned a letter competing in
  a regional track event.
There are long jump and pole vault areas, and a brand new eight lane running
  track.
His first step is more of a blink-quick long jump, and keeping up with him is a
  major challenge for tackles.
The distance between a pitcher's mound and a home plate is twice as long as
  long jump records.
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